“The End”


Content: -1 Discretion advised for older children.
Air Date:05/18/2018

What You Need To Know:

In the final AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. episode of Season 5, Agent Coulson is dying of an incurable alien illness. Meanwhile, General Talbot has become the most powerful person on Earth because his body’s been taken over by gravitonium, a mysterious liquid metal that can consume other people. Talbot plans to mine the rest of Earth’s gravitonium, which lies right under Chicago. The only way to stop Talbot is a serum Fitz and Simmons have concocted, but this serum also has the ability to heal Coulson. So, the team is divided on how to use it. Save Coulson, or save the world?

The episode “The End” is a powerful, exciting, dramatic final episode of Season 5, with some emotional farewells to certain characters. The episode has a very strong Christian, redemptive, moral worldview stressing helping people, even if it means making tough sacrifices. It also says you don’t have to be powerful to be a hero. In fact, if you enlist in a service that helps others, you’re already a hero. The episode has some violence, and a few light obscenities, so caution is advised. Otherwise, this is one of the best episodes of MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.


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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
  Very strong biblical, Christian worldview with themes of moral objectivity, sacrifice, and a message that the ends don’t justify the means, two characters say “Thank God,” one character prays for a man to come back to life, and he does, character says “everyone dies, then we’ll have to answer for what we’ve done down here,” and characters hold onto hope, even when the team is about to split from a disagreement, plus a very strong patriotic message honoring first responders as heroes and opposing tyranny, and a minor, somewhat pagan theme of time not being a linear concept, but something that’s fluid and can be changed;

Foul Language:
  Four obscenities (three “d” words and one “a” word) and one light profanity;

  Moderate violence, a bad guy starts tearing up Chicago, it’s implied people are getting hurt from the collateral damage, rubble falls on a character, a character has a fatal wound to his abdomen, bad aliens are stabbed, and superheroes fight using their strong powers;

  No sexual content;

  No nudity;

Alcohol Use:
  Characters drink whiskey at the end;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
  No smoking or drug use;

Miscellaneous Immorality:
  Nothing else objectionable.


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